Democrats and advocates are pushing the U.S. Senate to pass major voting rights and ethics reform legislation called the For the People Act. The House passed the legislation in early March. Lower Hudson Valley Congressman Mondaire Jones recently hosted a Facebook town hall with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar on the legislation Jones has championed since taking office in January.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and New York Congressman Mondaire Jones are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help get to the bottom of PFAS contamination in Rockland County’s drinking water. This comes after PFOA in drinking water exceeded the state’s new limits.
Democratic congressional representatives from New York and Connecticut touted the education component of the next COVID-19 funding package the House could pass this week. The package is called the American Rescue Plan, and the lawmakers say funding would help schools reopen safely.
House Democrats and a handful of Republicans on Wednesday voted to impeach President Trump for a second time, citing his incitement of the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has reaction from a few Hudson Valley House members.